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Old 03-11-2014, 09:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jkv357 View Post
Or you could just get something that started off getting big numbers - like a CBR250.

You will never overcome that much more displacement/power than is required to propel a typical motorcycle at a moderate speed.

Just have fun with it, because there's really no reasonable way to make it get seriously high MPG numbers.
Some of us would kill a cbr250 and don't want to just buy a new or another bike.. I can add my luggage to a Superhawk and still go touring on it, much like with my VFR.
That's not something I can do with a cbr250.
The OP already has a Superhawk and is not chomping at the bit for another bike, so why not make useful suggestions.

I'd bet that with the right parts you can get descent mileage from it.
Sure its a large-ish V-twin, but that doesn't meant it can't operate more efficiently than it did when it left Honda's factory.

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